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by tilt
Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:14 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Maxpedition Gear
Replies: 71
Views: 7875

Re: Maxpedition Gear

So far, the big seller has been the rolly-poly pouches, various colors. Unfortunately, I think most of the gear is play-with-before-buying to most folks, so I guess I lose a few sales... oh well. Thanks for all the input so far guys...
by tilt
Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:41 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Wilderness first aid certs WMI vs ASHI
Replies: 13
Views: 2183

Re: Wilderness first aid certs WMI vs ASHI

I would say that a great deal depends on the instructor or the instructor staff. When dealing with a more well known program (NOLS, WMI, SOLO, Etc), you have advantages and disadvantages. Advantages include that it's a cool vacation trip to a cool place and that it has an instructor pool specializin...
by tilt
Fri Oct 22, 2010 6:06 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Which tourniquet is better?
Replies: 86
Views: 9764

Re: Which tourniquet is better?

Fun fact regarding CAT failure in the field: Way back when people were issued CATs for use. They practiced with the CATs in the issued IFAK to the point of having the skill become muscle memory. When they practiced with the CAT, they would put it back in the issued IFAK so it would be "ready". Those...
by tilt
Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:38 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Which chest seal ACS or BCS.
Replies: 27
Views: 2766

Re: Which chest seal ACS or BCS.

My plan in the event of a GSW to the chest is to use the ACS on the entry and Halo on the exit. If the ACS doesn't fully manage the tension, I have the decomp needle if I need it. I never used a decomp needle so it will be my last resort for the safety of the patient. Also, some questions have been...
by tilt
Sun Oct 03, 2010 12:56 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Knepper's BOB
Replies: 23
Views: 1855

Re: Knepper's BOB

You could probably find a better deal (or at least a tax free deal) by shopping at clothing sales on base/post. You'd at least be able to find a caneen/cup/cover and poncho cheaper than out in town. Maybe the same with cold weather gear. That's not how it is around Bragg. Most of the Surplus shops ...
by tilt
Sat Oct 02, 2010 1:07 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Dri bags? REI? What do you guys use?
Replies: 14
Views: 932

Re: Dri bags? REI? What do you guys use?

I have a sea to summit eVent compression dry-sack for my mss patrol bag and I can vouch for its quality. I also saw a sea-to-summit "pack line" dry-sack at cabelas last week, it looked much the same as the old ALICE pack liners, just lighter weight and brighter colors... I'm really thinking hard abo...
by tilt
Sat Oct 02, 2010 11:41 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Knepper's BOB
Replies: 23
Views: 1855

Re: Knepper's BOB

You could probably find a better deal (or at least a tax free deal) by shopping at clothing sales on base/post. You'd at least be able to find a caneen/cup/cover and poncho cheaper than out in town. Maybe the same with cold weather gear. Like everyone else said, fire-shelter-water-food are your bigg...
by tilt
Sat Sep 18, 2010 7:04 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Interesting news for EMT/Medics
Replies: 25
Views: 2277

Re: Interesting news for EMT/Medics

I asked around all week and the Army doesn't seem to know anything about any changes to the Basic curriculum. I'd love to get to the bottom and start getting the new material worked into lesson plans so I can be pre-staged and ready to start teaching instead of scrambling at the last minute though...
by tilt
Sat Sep 11, 2010 4:23 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 3 day Hike, hammok question
Replies: 8
Views: 665

Re: 3 day Hike, hammok question

Most of the experienced folks over on hammock forums suggest either a pad or an underquilt, even if you don't think weather will dictate. I'd say if it's your first trip out take the pad in the off-shot you have to sleep on the ground. As a side note, most of the die hard hammock campers that use a ...
by tilt
Wed Sep 08, 2010 6:00 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: infant care.
Replies: 12
Views: 793

Re: infant care.

Consider storing common medications for rectal administration. Saves a lot of time and only costs a glove and some goo. Powdered pedialyte.

Actually, those two suggestions work pretty well for adults too...
by tilt
Wed Sep 08, 2010 5:56 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Interesting news for EMT/Medics
Replies: 25
Views: 2277

Re: Interesting news for EMT/Medics

A 2012 rollout would seem more plausible. It would give time to integrate the subject matter and write lesson plans, at least. I'd say the likely schedule would be more like: -new curriculum in 2012 -two seperate reactive tests until 2014 -in 2014, everyone is on the new curriculum -for 2012 and 201...
by tilt
Mon Sep 06, 2010 6:09 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Interesting news for EMT/Medics
Replies: 25
Views: 2277

Re: Interesting news for EMT/Medics

I had typed a somehwat detailed reply, but connection was lost... so here's the short version. -The website (NREMT.org) has nothing about a curriculum change -No bridge course requirements have been sent out (remember NREMT-I/85/99 a few years back?) -I called a friend who is a site coordinator for ...
by tilt
Fri Aug 13, 2010 7:48 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Best way to skin(and cure) a snake?
Replies: 28
Views: 2287

Re: Best way to skin(and cure) a snake?

Like others said, take off the head and rattles. Then I like to staple it scale side down on a piece of 2x4 and "paint" it with anti-freeze morning and night for about 4 days, then pull the staples, flip the skin, re-staple and do the scale side for a few days. Repeat until the skin is cured, but yo...
by tilt
Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:46 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Durable, Quality Water Shoes?
Replies: 23
Views: 2490

Re: Durable, Quality Water Shoes?

I've also heard lots of good stuff about Chacos. I wear a pair of Teva river sandals that I've had for about 7 years just about all the time. I've also worn the Keen shoes, and they've fit fine for water stuff.
by tilt
Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:49 am
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Venomous snakes
Replies: 177
Views: 32417

Re: Venomous snakes

Western diamondback rattlesnake is delicious. I don't much care for copperhead, even though they seem to have more meat on them. Never eaten water moc. If you can't ID the snake, stay well away. If you can ID it, make sure you have the tools for the job before trying to catch it. I keep snake tongs ...
by tilt
Sat Jul 03, 2010 5:45 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Knife sharpening service - interested?
Replies: 31
Views: 2340

Re: Knife sharpening service - interested?

I'd say the easiest way for you to generate capital to tool up would be to either: A: Sell something. I sold a gun to buy 3 adult and 3 infant CPR dummies an AED trainer, DVD and pay for the instructor card. Business is really, really slow... but I got my money back on everything, bought a new gun a...
by tilt
Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:35 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Knife sharpening service - interested?
Replies: 31
Views: 2340

Re: Knife sharpening service - interested?

I'd also suggest that you go to your local gun show and see what the gun-show-knife-sharpening-table-guy is doing in the way of business. If he seems to be a one-legged man kicking ass with his wife and grandkids working the counter and 20 people in line... you might have a solid market to enter. I'...
by tilt
Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:23 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: First knife for my boy
Replies: 62
Views: 3381

Re: First knife for my boy

My first knife was a red Boy Scout Knife. It was the traditional 5-tool model (I think Camillus made them back then) and had the bigger lanyard ring that went on the hook on my Cub Scout belt. My next knife was one of those little SAKs with the 1 inch blade and the scissors and the combo nail file/s...
by tilt
Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:22 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Bag: The Muscial
Replies: 26
Views: 1423

Re: Bug Out Bag: The Muscial

I can't believe there's an apocalyptic soundtrack thread without a mention of Iron Maiden...

Seriously, If the end-o-the-world didn't include:

Run to The Hills
or
2 Minutes to Midnight

I would want no part of it...
by tilt
Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:14 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: field repair kit
Replies: 20
Views: 1124

Re: field repair kit

I had a hot glue stick for a while, but in the South Texas summers, it would melt and then it was just kind of a hot-melt-gob. I found this stuff in the archery department for affixing stuff to arrows... it's called ferr-l-tite. Here's a link: http://www.cabelas.com/p-0004580410542a.shtml" onclick="...
by tilt
Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:37 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Trunk Guns Only!
Replies: 180
Views: 22147

Re: Trunk Guns Only!

lailr wrote:I use my HI point model JHP .45



Flame on!
My dad keeps the same pistol in his gym bag. It's been sitting in the floorboard of his truck forever and he could care less if it gets stolen.

Then again, his CCW pistol is much, much nicer.
by tilt
Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:27 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Trunk Guns Only!
Replies: 180
Views: 22147

Re: Trunk Guns Only!

I guess my truck gun depends on what I'm going out for the day for. I think I drive my truck 2 or 3 times a month nowadays, so I don't even keep a long gun in there anymore. I'll usually keep my Ruger GP100 under my seat and then I'll change it up between my Mossberg 500, AR or Marlin 336 in the rac...
by tilt
Thu Jun 24, 2010 5:54 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Esee Izula - molle lock or tek-lock?
Replies: 10
Views: 3675

Re: Esee Izula - molle lock or tek-lock?

You'll get the thinnest profile and closest fit just using a loop of paracord as demonstrated in the instructions that come with the knife. I've been carrying mine with the paracord forever and hardly notice it's there. Any bigger than the Izula or if I were wanting to use it with load carrying gear...
by tilt
Thu Jun 24, 2010 3:49 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Reliable gas cans?
Replies: 5
Views: 556

Re: Reliable gas cans?

I use Blitz cans. They come in plastic or metal. True, all the newer cans have that retarded spout, but you'll be hard pressed to find some that don't. I actually had pretty good luck finding "unconverted" cans at Academy in the marine section. They just had them in stock from before the change came...

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